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Innocent Amanda Knox’s Statement In Full: The Second Verdict On Meredith Kercher’s Murder (Photos)

by | 3rd, October 2011

DID Amanda Knox kill Merdith Kercher? Yes? No! Her 11-month appeal against her 26-year-sentenced for murder is at its end. She is innocent. She has been found not guilty. Forget the DNA. The ruling is that she and her lover did not kill Meredith Kercher. She’s been cleared. America wins! Italy loses then wins! Now…. show her the money! She’s served four years in jail.

Amanda Knox’s makes a statement to the court in Perugia. She speaks to the six jurors in Italian.

“Members of the court. Many times people have said I am the person (who killed) but people don’t understand whom I am. The accusation are completely unjust.I am the same person I was four years ago. The only thing different is what I have suffered. I lost a friend, a girlfriend, in the most brutal way in the most unexplained manner possible. My trust in the police authorities was betrayed, I have had to dealt with unfair and unfounded charges. I have paid with my life for things that I did not commit. Four years ago I did not know what tragedy was. I have never faced so much anger before.How did we react when we found out Meredith had been killed? I did not believe it. How was it possible? Her bedroom was next to mine. She was killed in our home. If I had been there that night I would have died. The only difference is, I was not there…”

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“I trusted the police’s sense of duty and trust. I trusted them completely. I was betrayed on the night of November 5. I was manipulated. I am not who I say I am. I did not do the things attributed to me. I am not violent. I don’t have a lack of respect for life. And I did not kill. I did not rape. I did not steal. I wasn’t there at the crime scene at the time…”

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“I am not who they say I am – the perversion, the violence, the lack of respect for life. I did not do the things they said I did. I did not kill, I did not sexually assault, I did not steal…

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Meredith was killed and I have always wanted justice for her…. I insist on the truth. I insist after four desperate years on our innocence … I want to go back home. I want to go back to my life. I don’t want to be punished. I don’t want my life and my future taken away for something I didn’t do, because I am innocent and Raffaele is innocent, too…”

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“I had good relationships with everyone who lived in my flat. We all had good relationships. We helped each other. I shared my life, particularly with Meredith. We were friends. She was worried about me. She was very kind to me. I have never run away from the truth. I insist after four desperate years, that our innocence is true and needs to be recognised. I want to go back home. I want to go back to my life. I do not want to be punished. I don’t want my life and my future taken away from me for something that I didn’t do. I am innocent. We do not deserve this. We never did anything to deserve this. I have the upmost respect to this court and the care that it has shown. Thank you.”

Says Raffaele Sollecito – he speaks with notes and rambles:

“I have never, ever harmed anyone in my life. I have been in this nightmare and I have never ever woken from it.Every day I have been in prison I have felt dead… Even small things are of fundamental importance. Some comforting words – a hug. A show of affection, some tenderness. Somehow, for a moment you hope it will help you forgot everything. I hope these problems will be overcome. Having to deal with them every day is difficult. Our families have all made huge sacrifices…Walking in a dark tunnel. The light at the end of the tunnel is very, very far away. The tenderness we have shown each other since that day belongs in the past. I know I represent the past, I hope there is a new future for Amanda and myself, which I think we deserve. Thank you.”

Photos:

Amanda Knox breaks in tears after hearing the verdict that overturns her conviction and acquits her of murdering her British roommate Meredith Kercher, at the Perugia court, central Italy, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. Italian appeals court threw out Amanda Knox’s murder conviction Monday and ordered the young American freed after nearly four years in prison for the death of her British roommate Knox collapsed in tears after the verdict overturning her 2009 conviction was read out. Her co-defendant, Italian Raffaele Sollecito, also was cleared of killing 21-year-old Meredith Kercher in 2007. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Amanda Knox’s mother Edda Mellas, left, checks in at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. Amanda Knox was leaving Italy a free woman Tuesday, the morning after an Italian appeals court dramatically overturned the American student’s conviction of sexually assaulting and brutally slaying her British roommate. The Italy-US Foundation, which has championed Knox’s cause, said the American was at Leonardo da Vinci airport in Rome boarding a flight to London, where she will catch a connecting flight to the United States. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Raffaele Sollecito, right, smiles as he arrives in Perugia court, central Italy, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, to attend an appeal hearing. Knox, an American student, was convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering Meredith Kercher, her British roommate in Perugia, and sentenced to 26 years in prison. Knox’s boyfriend at the time of the 2007 murder, Raffaele Sollecito of Italy, was convicted of the same charges and sentenced to 25 years. Both deny wrongdoing and have appealed the December 2009 verdict.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Stephanie Kercher, right, and Aline Kercher, the sister and mother of slain British student Meredith, speak to reporters in Perugia, Italy, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. Stephanie Kercher has urged the court to weigh the evidence against Amanda Knox and not pay attention to the “media hype” surrounding the high-profile case. Stephanie Kercher spoke to reporters as the eight-member jury on Monday deliberated the fate of Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito, who are appealing their 2009 murder convictions. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Supporters of Amanda Knox attend a private overnight vigil, in the early morning hours of Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at a Seattle hotel. Supporters are awaiting a verdict from an Italian court in the appeal of her conviction in the 2007 death of Knox’s roommate that has garnered international headlines. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Curt Knox, father of Amanda Knox, waits to be interviewed in Perugia, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. Knox, an American student, was convicted of murdering Meredith Kercher, her British roommate, and sentenced to 26 years in prison. Knox has attended Mass in prison and called her grandmother in Seattle as she awaits an appeals court verdict that will decide whether to uphold her murder conviction or set her free after four years in jail. The verdict is expected Monday. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)
Amanda Knox’s mother Edda Mellas stands through bars at the beginning of an appeal hearing at the Perugia court, central Italy, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. Knox, an American student, was convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering Meredith Kercher, her British roommate in Perugia, and sentenced to 26 years in prison. Knox’s boyfriend at the time of the 2007 murder, Raffaele Sollecito of Italy, was convicted of the same charges and sentenced to 25 years. Both deny wrongdoing and have appealed the December 2009 verdict. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)
Supporters of Amanda Knox attend a private overnight vigil, in the early morning hours of Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at a Seattle hotel. Supporters are awaiting a verdict from an Italian court in the appeal of her conviction in the 2007 death of Knox’s roommate that has garnered international headlines. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Supporters of Amanda Knox attend a private overnight vigil, in the early morning hours of Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at a Seattle hotel. Supporters are awaiting a verdict from an Italian court in the appeal of her conviction in the 2007 death of Knox’s roommate that has garnered international headlines. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Amanda Knox’s parents Kurt Knox and Edda Mellas (both at center) are surrounded by photographers as they arrive for an appeal hearing at the Perugia court, central Italy, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. Knox, an American student, was convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering Meredith Kercher, her British roommate in Perugia, and sentenced to 26 years in prison. Knox’s boyfriend at the time of the 2007 murder, Raffaele Sollecito of Italy, was convicted of the same charges and sentenced to 25 years. Both deny wrongdoing and have appealed the December 2009 verdict. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)



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